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Leader Appoints New IRGC Ground Force and Air Force Commanders

January 21, 2006

The Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, in a decree issued on January 21, 2006 appointed Brigadier General Mohammad-Reza Zahedi Commander of the Ground Force of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). Also, in a separate decree, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces designated Brigadier General Hossein Salami Commander of IRGC Air Force. The texts of the Leader's decrees are as follows:...

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Brigadier General Mohammad-Reza Zahedi,

In view of the martyrdom of honorable commander Major General Ahmad Kazemi, and considering your recommendation by chief commander of the IRGC and your bright record of military service in the Sacred Defense era and the following years, I hereby appoint you Commander of the Ground Force of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps.

You are expected to raise the level of the force's combat preparedness by building on the positive measures already taken, especially during the short-lived command of martyred General Kazemi.

I pray to Almighty Allah for your increased success in performing your responsibilities.

Sayyid Ali Khamenei

1.11.1384

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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Brigadier General Hossein Salami,

Considering that you have been recommended by chief commander of the IRGC, and in view of your bright record of military service, I hereby appoint you Commander of the Air Force of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps.

You are expected to raise the level of combat readiness of IRGC Air Force within the framework of defined tasks and assignments and in strict compliance with established regulations.

I express my appreciation and gratitude for the sincere efforts made by Brigadier General Zahedi while he was holding this position.

I pray to Almighty Allah for your increased success in performing your responsibilities.

Sayyid Ali Khamenei

1.11.1384




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